borrow pit

noun

Definition of borrow pit

: an excavated area where material has been dug for use as fill at another location

Examples of borrow pit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lake Sandy Jo is located in Gary’s Black Oak section on a 50-acre site at 3615 W. 25th Ave., which includes the former 40-foot-deep water-filled borrow pit. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 18 Feb. 2022 Baldwin County: $4 million to convert an existing borrow pit into new wetlands that will improve water quality and reduce flooding in the Magnolia River watershed. al, 15 Oct. 2021 Under the new regulations, county commissioners would have to approve a permit for a borrow pit greater than 5,000 cubic yards, down from 10,000 cubic yards under the previous rules. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Mar. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'borrow pit.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of borrow pit

1863, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About borrow pit

Time Traveler for borrow pit

Time Traveler

The first known use of borrow pit was in 1863

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near borrow pit

borrowing days

borrow pit

borrow/take a page from someone

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for borrow pit

Cite this Entry

“Borrow pit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borrow%20pit. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!